Baby Boy showed black bruises on his face, possibly from being beaten. One of his paws was missing it’s nails, his left eye was carved as if someone purposely inflicted a horrible wound into his eye, and his face had multiple trauma. On top of all this, Baby Boy had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his forehead.
The injuries were both old and new, suggesting this poor dog had suffered abuse for some time before his death.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department Animal Investigator was contacted on September 16, 2014, and three days later it was determined that the majority of the wounds were not associated with torture. The majority of the wounds were the result of being hit by a car and dragged.
RCSD Animal Investigator’s findings state
‘The dog could have been in an organized fight that lasted only a few moments or most likely was roaming free and got into a scuffle with another dog.
A forensic vet has determined the pictures are that of the dog being hit and drug. The investigation has concluded and no CRIME can be PROVEN to have been committed’.
Justice for Baby Boy is offering a $5000 dollars reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individual(s) who tortured, dragged and murdered this dog.
As of now, the case is considered closed. You can contact officials at the contact information listed below to urge the case be reopened. Local news media in the Columbia, South Carolina area is also included.
Governor Nikki Haley 803-734-2100
Mayor Steve Benjamin 803-545-3075
Sheriff Leon Lott 803-576-3000
Chief Jean Hoefel Toal
Anyone with knowledge is asked to confidentially contact Justice for Baby Boy via Facebook.
Please share Baby Boy, especially with friends in the Columbia, South Carolina area. This monster is still among us, and needs to be caught before another dog meets the same fate.